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PA All-Star Hurling Team: The Results As Chosen By Voters

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena have been asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams.

The results of the hurling team are in. 

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1. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny) 

The Kilkenny goalkeeper has beenin sensational form once again this season. He performed at a consistently high level all summer, producing some incredible saves especially in the All Ireland quarter-final against Limerick.

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2. Seán Finn (Limerick)

The Bruff man has been quietly going about his business all summer but has been incredibly influential for John Kiely’s side. His performance in the final proved that. On the rare occasion Mike Casey didn’t get to the ball, Finn was there to tidy up and get Limerick out of trouble.

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3. Daithi Burke (Galway) 

It’s hard to believe Daithi Burke is only 25 years of age given the impact he has made over the last number of years. He has had an outstanding season at full-back with very little getting past him. Even when supposedly injured, he gave 100 percent to the cause.

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4. Richie English (Limerick) 

The Limerick full-back line deserves huge credit for the manner in which they nullified the Galway threat in the All Ireland final. Their work rate was savage and their decision making clinical. Characteristics that have been present in every performance by Richie English this summer.

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5. Padraic Mannion (Galway)

Padraic Mannion was unanimously named the Sunday Game Hurler of the Year and for good reason. He is such a rounded player. Reliable in defence, attacking-minded and extremely clever with the ball. He has set the standard for all other wing-backs to try and replicate.

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6. Declan Hannon (Limerick)

The Limerick captain was outstanding in the final. In one move that will live long in the memories of Limerick fans, he saw a pass heading in the direction of Joe Canning, ran in front of him and intercepted it before hitting the ball between the posts. The epitome of a true leader.

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7. Mark Coleman (Cork) 

At only 20 years of age, Mark Coleman is turning into one of Cork’s key players and must be one of the first names on John Meyler’s teamsheet. He displays wonderous skill on the ball while his eye for scoring has led to some incredible long-distance points.

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8. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork) 

Darragh Fitzgibbon remains the front-runner for Young Hurler of the Year. Given the level of skill, physicality and talent he has already, it’s could become one of the best Cork players in modern times. Missed out on silverware this year but there’s plenty more to come for him.

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9. Cian Lynch (Limerick) 

When Cian Lynch burst onto the senior scene a number of years ago, many expected him to be the next messiah of Limerick hurling but he has since matured into the ultimate team player who still displays moments of individual brilliance. His contribution this season has been phenomenal.

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10. Peter Duggan (Clare) 

Many were surprised that Peter Duggan didn’t get the nod for Point of the Year following his stunning effort against Galway which just summed up his performances all summer. Tenacious, skilful and fruitful. Dug Clare out of trouble on more than one occasion.

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11. Joe Canning (Galway) 

His missed free in the final will probably haunt him but Galway wouldn’t have even been in a position to level the game was it not for Canning. Last year he was named Hurler of the Year but you could argue that he had a better season this summer. One of Galway’s ever-consistent leaders.

Joe Canning, Galway hurling

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12. Tom Morrissey (Limerick) 

From taking over the free-taking against Cork, to his points against Kilkenny, to his goal in the final, Tom Morrissey made a number of huge contributions to Limerick hurling this summer. The former U21 winning captain really stood up for his county when needed.

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13. Aaron Gillane (Limerick) 

Aaron Gillane was quickly forgiven for his red card against Cork in Munster considering his contribution to Limerick the rest of the year. The Patrickswell man was Limerick’s biggest scoring threat as well as their free-taker, a role he performed coolly. Outstanding talent going forward.

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14. John Conlon (Clare)

We have long since run out of superlatives to describe the season that John Conlon has had. He was phenomenal in every game and even when it looked as though Daithi Burke had gotten the better of him in the drawn semi-final, he hit back with four crucial points from play. His best year in the jersey.

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15. Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick) 

Graeme Mulcahy has soldiered with the Limerick hurlers for years and in the final, after his best season yet, he was deservedly rewarded with the greatest prize. Some of his best work in that game was done off-the-ball, hunting down and turning over possession. Fitting that he scored their last point.

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About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter